While my other friends in the states are buried in snow, I am enjoying a lovely 72 degree morning.
It is perfect weather for my kind of work, and I am loving it!
(That is, until we start really heating up here, but I am enjoying the niceness while I can!)
Today I am preparing pieces for my first ever Thieves Market.
It is basically a giant gathering of sellers that are peddling their various wares.
Not sure why it's called Thieves Market, but hopefully I can "steal" some good sales. Whew.
Anyway, I made these little guys and I could not be prouder of them.
I started with some red scrap wood for the bases, that was originally small pieces of barn wood.
Then I had chippy white fence posts.
I measured those down to 14 in and cut them down to fit on the tops of the bench bottoms I made.
I drilled each board into the bench bottoms, and left them as-is for a chippy/farmhouse look.
This was the end product:
There is nothing quite like the feeling of holding a circular saw and making something from scratch. It is quite like baking cookies from scratch actually. The quality is always superior to that of store-bought!
I found these two farmhouse chairs, ready to be discarded in the trash, and I sanded them down to their original bare-wood. I was originally considering staining them, but I really quite loved the neutral lightness of their look once I had stripped them down. I really think staining them would have ruined them!
The last piece I worked on was totally wobbly and loose when I found it which is probably why someone trashed it.
I can't tell you how many people throw something away because they don't own a simple drill just to fix something like a wobbly table leg!!
There is so much waste! It's crazy.
This piece was super cool, but the stain was faded and I didn't think it would look as good with its original color, so I painted it a nice grey, and boom! a new cool table.
I am really hoping my stuff does well at Thieves Market. I will keep you updated!
I am also super excited about the Tron merger and can tell Steemit is going places!
I couldn't be happier!
Thanks for stopping by!
xx - Beth